Reliable car with a smooth engine. Don't like the auto trans
Original engine replaced at about 111k.
Radiator replaced at 120k.
Injector replaced at 170k.
Front spring broken at about 120k.
This has proven to be a very good car for us, in spite of the engine problem. I bought the car as is, and a few weeks after we owned it, it lost all coolant and overheated the engine. Still not sure why, but maybe a hairline crack in the radiator. Engine was replaced with a junkyard motor, and it has been smooth sailing since.
I do all my own work, so my gauge of a good car is how much I don't have to work on it, and this has been a good one. It was my wife's car, and she needed something absolutely reliable, and this met the challenge.
It is a solid car, although some things were cheap, like electrical connectors.
The engine in the car is incredibly smooth. I want to buy one with a manual trans, as I expect it would be fun to drive. The automatic is reliable, but not smooth. It gets me where I need to go.
Car is being handed over to my son, and I expect we will get many more miles out of it.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 1st May, 2011